What do two former accessories editors do when they leave the print-magazine world? Start an online magazine-slash-shop called Editorialist, of course. With all their insider know-how, we knew Kate Davidson Hudson and Stefania Allen would have some pretty epic style tips. Like what to pack for fashion month abroad – in London, Milan, and Paris.

Editorialist Kate Davidson Hudson and Stefania Allen
How far in advance do you start planning your packing list? 
We wish we were more organized, but it’s typically a mad dash a week before.

Do you pack outfits for specific events?
Yes! Organization is key when it comes to fashion-month packing. We usually lay out an outfit for each day and pair a different shoe and bag with each look. We always bring extra accessories and jewelry so we have something to play around with when we’re there in case we change our minds.

Be honest. How many bags do you bring?
Too many to admit to.

What are your in-flight essentials?
We always need our phones, headphones, computers, Valentino tote that fits everything, Balenciaga leather jacket, Proenza Schouler scarf to stay warm, and comfy Chloé ballet flats.

Grab your passport and chicest luggage. Then shop Kate and Stefania’s picks in our Fashion-Capital Style: Curated by Editorialist Boutique, which opens Thursday, September 17, at 3PM ET.

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor, and Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 17, 2015

Four years ago, NYC filmmaker (and pastry chef!) Arden Wohl teamed up with Julie Dicterow, co-founder of vegan-approved brand Cri de Coeur. The result? Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur. Fast-forward to a few collections later and the collab is still going strong. We sat down with the environmentally conscious designers before the hustle and bustle of NYFW to get the scoop on their latest line.

Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur Shoes at NYFW

How long have you two been collaborating?
Julie: This is our fourth season together, but Cri de Coeur has been around since 2008.
Arden: The interesting thing is that it’s no longer a one-off – it’s now a full-time partnership.
Julie: We’re joining forces!

How do world issues influence your designs?
Arden: We stopped using leather with global warming in mind. Some of the world’s greatest problems would end if the world went vegetarian.
Julie: It’s all about veganism beyond the dinner plate – it’s what we wear, everything we do, and the businesses we support.

Do you think fashion will become more sustainable now that major houses, like Stella McCartney, are setting the tone?
Arden: Absolutely!
Julie: We’re depending on it. The more people know, the more it’s possible to do things the way we’ve been doing them. We hope the demand grows nationwide and around the world.

What’s exciting you about fashion today?
Arden: New technology!
Julie: Sustainable fashion – the new fabrics and textiles that are becoming available that aren’t leather. Using denim and polyurethane for shoes… and faux fur is really exciting!

Tell us about your inspiration for the Spring/Summer 2016 Collection.
Arden: It was based off a French film from the 60s, Cléo from 5 to 7, which was all about transitioning from an old-school way of living to the modern world. We felt very connected to that and recreated the French-marketplace feel in our installation.
Julie: It’s a feminist movement!
Arden: Someone got mad at me once and called me a “vegetarian feminist,” and I thought that was actually the best compliment ever.

What’s one pair of shoes from the collection every girl should have?
Arden: The fringed booties!

Favorite NY spot?
Arden: Oh, this is hard. The High Line! I love being on the West Side and the High Line.

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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September 16, 2015

It’s no secret Cara Delevingne is a showstopper on the runway – she reached supermodel status at age 18. But it’s her covetable style (complete with bacon and lion tattoos) that has everyone’s attention. This is how the British It girl rocks both grunge and glam.Cara Delevingne StyleStreet Style
With her tousled hair, on-fleek eyebrows, and edgy tomboy vibes, Cara has mastered the effortlessly cool look. She puts an elevated spin on grunge by mixing sleek leather with her menswear-inspired staples.

Red-Carpet Looks
By night, this tomboy looks like the queen of the ball. She turns heads with megawatt glamour in ultra-fem layers with edgy toppers and sleek accessories.

You don’t have to be a supermodel-turned-actress to steal this fashionista’s many looks. Just head over to our Style Rookie: Edgy Looks Inspired by Cara Delevingne Boutique, which opens Monday, September 14, at 11AM ET.

By Carolyn Bothwell, Staff Writer, and Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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September 14, 2015

It’s been a long six months, but New York Fashion Week is back. And as eager as we are to see what hits the runway, we’re also anxiously awaiting the who’s who of each front row. From trendsetters to models and bloggers, the style A-list shows us how NYFW is done. Take note of these three tricks, then channel their looks.

Fashion WeekGo for Easy Silhouettes
With shows uptown, downtown, and everywhere in between, Fashion Week is as much about function as it is style. Try a one-and-done dress or opt for a sleek top and dramatic skirt. Twelve-hour days have nothing on you.

Add Some Height
Outside the tents, street-style stars are all about sneakers. But inside the shows, minimalist heels are where it’s at. Slip into strappy stilettos to make your legs appear longer, even while seated.

Put It in Print
Patterns are having a runway moment, and it’s no different on the sidelines. Mix and match prints to create your own look instead of layering on bold accessories, which might get lost in photos.

Now, follow their lead and shop our Dress like a NYFW Pro Boutique, which opened Thursday, September 10, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 10, 2015

Flares sans the VW van? This style is actually more versatile than you think. Below, Rue La La Stylist Caroline M. sounds off on three ways to rid the trend of its far-out reputation.

Flared pants with rocker tee Velvet flares = tough-girl chic. Rock them with a vintage graphic tee and a wide-brimmed hat for an effortless “I’m with the band” vibe.

Flirty flared jeans with off-the-shoulder topTake your flares out on the town. Pair them with an off-the-shoulder top and strappy heels – the perfect girls’-night combo.

Flared denim with polished blazerBoss-approved denim? Check. Wear tailored wide-leg jeans with a half-tucked top and structured blazer for a dose of corporate polish.

Grab your own pair of flares in our True Religion Boutique, which opened Wednesday, September 2, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 2, 2015

This time of year always brings that “back-to-school” excitement, with or without classes to attend. Any excuse for a new wardrobe, right? So in the spirit of the season, we’ve curated a Boutique chock-full of fall staples and need-now trends. Here’s a look at five of our favorites.
Five Trends for Fall 2015

  1. Trina Turk Jan Wool-Blend Wrap Coat
    A little bit classic, a little bit Southwestern, this coat wraps two trends into one.
  2. Diane von Furstenberg Women’s Black Knit Scarf
    It’s written in the stars – celestial designs are having a moment. And so is this scarf.
  3. Jardin 18K-Plated Pyramid Bracelet
    Geometric jewelry is fall’s new BFF. Wear this bracelet alone or stack with abandon.
  4. Vince Addison Suede Bootie
    Mark our words: This is the perfect transitional bootie. Wear it bare-legged now and add tights when temps drop.
  5. alice + olivia Champagne Leather Wristlet
    Novelty bags are worthy of a toast. And this one’s goes-with-everything metallic hue works with any outfit.

Give your closet something to obsess over. Our Editor’s Picks: Chosen by Our Fashion Director opens Wednesday, September 2, at 3PM ET.

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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September 2, 2015

You can spot them coming from a mile away – and it’s not just because they’re incredibly tall. The off-duty model’s undone glamour embodies that #IWokeUpLikeThis appeal we can’t get enough of. Although they share some style similarities off the runway (cue the designer backpacks), there are certain faces in the crowd with headline-making wardrobes.

Behati Prinsloo in Floral Dress and Furry Black JacketMrs. Adam Levine has the off-duty-model and rocker-wife look down. Thanks to her eccentric boho vibes, she’s the poster girl for fashion’s current 70s craze. And did we mention how on point her mix-and-match game is? She pairs loud pieces with tough black for flawlessly balanced ensembles. Continue reading “Work It: Get the Off-Duty-Model Look” »

August 28, 2015

The ultimate fashion hack for comfort lovers? Breaking in a brand-new t-shirt without endless years of wash and wear. Try this simple trick and catch that new tee up to speed in just three days.

Woman Wearing Vintage-Soft T-ShirtIngredients:

  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • New t-shirt


  1. Mix water and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Place your t-shirt in the bowl.
  3. Let it soak in the solution for 3 days.
  4. Put the tee through a normal wash cycle.
  5. Warm it up in the dryer and pop it on.

Fair warning – you’re never going to want to take it off.

By Carolyn Bothwell, Staff Writer

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August 27, 2015

Our latest designer crushes? Hint: Four of them are below. From a whole collection made to feel like your favorite T-shirt to chic urban kicks, you’ll see why we can’t get enough.

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The feeling of your favorite tee? This entire collection of casual-cool pieces embodies it. Continue reading “New Kids on the Block: 4 Need-to-Know Brands” »

August 27, 2015

Long gone are the days of pets serving as accessories. Cats and dogs now take center stage with a style all their own. And like any modern fashion icon, they embrace fame with a dedicated Instagram presence. Here’s a look at 5 of the most fabulous felines around.

Stylish Instagram Cats1. @my_furry_babies
If you peruse his plaid shirt–filled feed, you’ll clearly see Joey has a paw in all things trendy. Even better, this tabby has a look for every occasion (#catswhobrunch, anyone?) and isn’t afraid to accessorize.

Stylish Instagram Cats2. @albertbabycat
Turns out Munchkin cats are a real thing – and they’re absurdly cute. Meet Albert, an L.A.-based fluff ball with piercing blue eyes on the fast track to a feline modeling career.

Stylish Instagram Cats3. @sunglasscat
This rescued cat was born without eyelids, but she rocks fabulous gem-encrusted shades to protect her orbs. Talk about a signature look.

Stylish Instagram Cats4. @snoopybabe
Stuffed animal or amazingly chic kitty? Unclear. All we know is Snoopy has a celebrity attitude and impeccable style to match.

Stylish Instagram Cats5. @hautecaturefashioncats
Stunning fur? Check. Untouchable sense of elegance? Check. If Grace Kelly were reincarnated as a cat, she’d probably be Usul.

By Rima Butto, Staff Writer

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August 25, 2015